5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
End: Seattle

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Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kotka online visit planner .

Seattle, USA to Kotka is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Kotka, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Kotka is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

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Beach Mansikkalahti ©
Beach Mansikkalahti

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 29th (Wed), take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum

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night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Maritime Quarter, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

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Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then take a stroll through Ullanlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Okra.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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